PPBF: Christmas Is A Time of Giving


Author/Illustrator: Joan Walsh Anglund
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1961
Ages: 5-9yrs
Themes: Christmas, giving, traditions
Opening: Christmas is a time of giving. It is a time of wrapping gifts and making cookies….
Summary: the book is a collection of traditional and warm details that describe what Christmas means, or what it should mean.


I like this book because: I found this book of mine just last week I was sifting through boxes in my parent’s basement for things I could squeeze into my carry-on and take back to Colorado. I know I liked this book as a child because of it’s size (4″x6.5″), but also for the ink drawings that captured my heart: the character with their adorable chubby-cheeked mouthless faces dressed in the turn-of-the-century fashion, which I tried so hard to emulate. And inside were tucked a few of those attempts made when I was 7 or 8 yrs old.


Resources/activities: for any holiday one could make their own collection of traditions and what the holiday means for themselves and for their families.


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